Inovonics Awarded with Two Design Patents for Senior Living Pendants
The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently awarded Inovonics a pair of design patents for its EN1221S-60 family of senior living pendants.
Brought to market in September 2015, the EN1221S-60 pendant is 60% smaller and lighter than Inovonics’ prior pendant. The pendant has a polished finish and smooth shape that makes it comfortable for continuous use. Additionally, it is waterproof, enabling residents to safely bathe or shower while wearing the pendant.
Amazon Alexa Pilot Begins at Civitas Senior Living Community
Civitas Senior Living, Capitol Seniors Housing, and smart home technology company CT Home are partnering to pilot the use of Amazon’s Alexa in every resident apartment at Park Creek Independent Living in Cypress, Texas.
CT Home chose Park Creek Independent Living as the ideal location for a pilot of this sort because Civitas Senior Living, Park Creek’s operating company and Capitol Seniors Housing, the ownership group behind Park Creek, are considered innovators in the senior housing space, according to a press release.
Every Park Creek resident who decides to take part in the pilot program receives a complimentary Alexa device.
Eversound Wins NAAP 2018 Business Affiliate Award of Excellence
Eversound, a provider of hearing technology and resident engagement solutions for senior housing communities, was recently named the winner of the National Association of Activity Professionals (NAAP) 2018 Business Affiliate Award of Excellence.
“NAAP partnered with Eversound in 2017, since that time Eversound has been a great resource for NAAP through shared networking opportunities, sponsorship, marketing strategies, and support of the association and our members.” says Vanessa Emm, NAAP Operations Manager. “Eversound’s innovative technology is leading the way for individual quality of life and overall well-being. NAAP recognizes the vital importance for products like Eversound in today’s senior communities. We were so pleased to present Eversound with this award during our 36th annual conference in Philadelphia.”
CarePredict Unveils AI-Powered Senior Care Technology Platform
Florida-based CarePredict launched its new, artificial intelligence-powered senior care technology platform at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Diego earlier this month.
CarePredict is one of the first companies to utilize artificial intelligence (AI) to observe, learn, and trigger just-in-time high-quality care for seniors. The CarePredict solution combines a Tempo wearable sensor with smart location technology and machine-learning algorithms to measure activity and behavioral patterns of residents, allowing senior housing care staff to intervene before health emergencies take place.
Currently, CarePredict’s products are being used by senior housing communities to predict when residents are at risk for urinary tract infections (UTIs), falls or depression. CarePredict has deployed its products in assisted living and memory care communities in the U.S. and Canada, and is expected to be launching in China, Japan, Argentina and Brazil.
K4Community Solution Hits 2 Million Home Automation & IoT Interactions
North Carolina-based technology company K4Connect’s K4Community senior living solution has managed more than two million unique home automation/Internet of Things (IoT) interactions.
“We’re continuing to see increased adoption of K4Community and the acceptance of IoT technology at senior living communities around the country,” K4Connect co-founder and CTO Jonathan Gould said in a press release. “The growing number of interactions with our IoT solution is a true testament to how much older adults really do enjoy using technology – technology that is built specifically for them – which is helping them lead more independent lives. While home automation devices are a convenience or even novelty for some, for those we serve, these capabilities are of true value.”
K4Community integrates smart home automation, wellness and health devices, and social engagement features into a single system for seniors. The solution effectively enables senior housing residents to manage several aspects of their lives while providing community staff and providers with management, communication and analytics tools.
Civitas Senior Living Partners With MyndVR in Texas
Civitas Senior Living, a Texas-based senior housing operator, is partnering with Dallas-based MyndVR to introduce virtual reality to the residents of Midtowne Assisted Living and Memory Care in Midlothian, Texas.
“Technology will lead senior living into a happier, healthier, more enabled future,” Wayne Powell, founder and CEO of Civitas, said in a press release. “We can deliver experiences to our residents using virtual reality that may be difficult or impossible under any other circumstances. Such virtual freedom will make a difference in our resident experience.”
Written by Mary Kate Nelson